Rhododendron schlippenbachii Maxim.
Rhododendron schlippenbachii, commonly known as Schlippenbach's azalea, is a shrub.
Rhododendron schlippenbachii was described by Carl Johann Maximowicz. The name is considered as validly published.
Rhododendron schlippenbachii is a species in the genus Rhododendron which contains approximately 713 to 1538 species and belongs to the family of the Ericaceae (Heath Family). The type species of the genus is Rhododendron ferrugineum.
The shrubs are comparatively slow-growing and reach heights of 4 to 5 metres.
Wood and Bark
Rhododendron schlippenbachii is deciduous. The green, simple leaves are alternate. They are obovate, entire and petiolate. The leaves are around 5 to 20 centimetres large.
Flowers and Fruits
Rhododendron schlippenbachii produces umbels of pink cup-shaped flowers from April to May. The plants flower on last years shoots.
The shrubs produce septicidal capsules.
Rhododendron schlippenbachii is native to Japan, Korea and Northeast Manchuria.
The shrubs prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. The substrate should have a pH between 4 and 6. They tolerate temperatures down to -29Â°C (USDA zone 5).
The ornamental value of Rhododendron schlippenbachii lies especially in its fragrance. Suited for rockeries and for hedges, as well as suited as cemetery plant, specimen plant and as bee pasture.
Maintenance and Propagation
The plants usually require only a moderate amount of maintenance.
Pests and Diseases
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